ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment had refused to answer questions on Monday about Schofield after being pursued on the street by a GB News producer.
In a segment broadcast on Monday, producer Ben Leo tracked down ITV’s Kevin Lygo and asked him if there was a “cover-up” of Schofield’s affair with a young male colleague at the station.
He also asked Mr Lygo if he “protected” Schofield.
Mr Lygo walked away from the producer, telling him: “We really have no more to say.”
In an earlier statement, a spokesman for the broadcaster had said: “ITV can confirm that when rumours of a relationship between Phillip Schofield and an employee of ITV first began to circulate in early 2020 ITV investigated.
“Both parties were questioned and both categorically and repeatedly denied the rumours as did Phillip’s then agency YMU.
“In addition, ITV spoke to a number of people who worked on This Morning and were not provided with, and did not find, any evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumour.”
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